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MCX trouble importing older mdl files

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Hi,

I'm trying to make good use of the latest lockdown by converting some ancient scenery from FS2004 into FS2020. However, the newest version of MCX that will open the files is 1.4.0.0 bc3aee92 DEV 12.4.2020. With newer versions I get an error opening FS mdl files

An error occured during importing G:\Dropbox\KPLN\gmax\church.mdl

Error:
Illegales Zeichen im Pfad.


I then tried to load a 3ds file and get this error:

Informationen über das Aufrufen von JIT-Debuggen
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************** Ausnahmetext **************
System.ArgumentException: Illegales Zeichen im Pfad.
bei System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional)
bei System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
bei ASToFra.TextureObject.TextureSearcher.CheckTextureCfg(List`1 folders)
bei ASToFra.TextureObject.TextureSearcher.FindTexture(String filename, String startFile, String livery, Boolean onlyStartFolder)
bei ASToFra.ObjectModel3D.TextureDictionary.GetTextureImage(String t, String p, String livery)
bei ASToFra.ObjectRenderer.Renderer3DHandlerType.ReadTexture(String texture)
bei ASToFra.ObjectRenderer.Renderer3DHandlerType.LoadTextures()
bei ASToFra.ObjectRenderer.Renderer3DHandlerType.SetObjectModel(ObjectModel newObj, ObjectChangeLevel level)
bei ASToFra.ObjectRenderer.Renderer3DControl.OnObjectChanged(ObjectChangeLevel level, ObjectModel obj, Object sender, String changeDescription)
bei ASToFra.Interfaces.ObjectChanged.Invoke(ObjectChangeLevel level, ObjectModel obj, Object sender, String changeDescription)
bei ASToFra.Interfaces.EventDistributor.RaiseObjectChanged(ObjectChangeLevel level, ObjectModel obj, Object sender, String changeDescription)
bei ASToFra.ObjectReader.AllObjectReader.RaiseObjectChanged(ObjectModel obj)
bei System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.OnRunWorkerCompleted(RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)


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mscorlib
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ModelConverterX
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System
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System.Xml
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ASToFra.ObjectReader
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ASToFra.ObjectWriter
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Win32-Version: 1.5.0.0.
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ASToFra.EventLog
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ASToFra.TextureObject
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ASToFra.ObjectRenderer
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Win32-Version: 1.5.0.0.
CodeBase: file:///g:/Download/modelconverterx_latest_development_release%20(39)/ASToFra.ObjectRenderer.DLL.
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OpenTK.GLControl
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Win32-Version: 3.1.0.
CodeBase: file:///g:/Download/modelconverterx_latest_development_release%20(39)/OpenTK.GLControl.DLL.
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OpenTK
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Accessibility
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************** JIT-Debuggen **************
Um das JIT-Debuggen (Just-In-Time) zu aktivieren, muss in der
Konfigurationsdatei der Anwendung oder des Computers
(machine.config) der jitDebugging-Wert im Abschnitt system.windows.forms festgelegt werden.
Die Anwendung muss mit aktiviertem Debuggen kompiliert werden.

Zum Beispiel:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

Wenn das JIT-Debuggen aktiviert ist, werden alle nicht behandelten
Ausnahmen an den JIT-Debugger gesendet, der auf dem
Computer registriert ist, und nicht in diesem Dialogfeld behandelt.


Appreciate any input. If someone can point me towards a solution without MCX that would be ok too.

Thanks

Matthias
 

arno

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Hi,

Do you have an example of such a file? The error seems to indicate that a texture includes an invalid character.
 

arno

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I see you submitted a bug from MCX as well and that has a file attached. So let me check what goes on.
 

arno

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Hi,

The MDL file that you send me loads without any error in MCX on my machine.
 

arno

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The two files in the reports you submitted from the error report window also load fine here. So I don't think the problem is the objects themselves.

Is MCX installed in a folder with unusual characters in the name maybe? Or are the files located in such a location?
 

tgibson

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Best to have no spaces or special characters, other than the underline (including accent marks). And don't have filenames start with numbers.
 
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germany
Weird, I have a sneeking suspicion that my WIN10 installation is messed up because I also get strange error messages in 3ds Max 2014.

Now I'm trying to take a detour via blender. Here I get a new error when importing blend-files:
11:05 AssimpReader Error Error importing file: BLEND: Expected at least one object with no parent

Off to investigate that...

Thanks anyway for your feedback
 
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